Even at a second glance, you'd be forgiven for thinking TDK's new mini sound system is missing a set of speakers, until you come to realise that the NXT technology speakers incorporated into the sound system are transparent.
Invisible SurfaceSound speakers are the trademarks of TDK's new Slimline NX-02CD CD system, which TDK claims fill the room with sound, offering a broad sweet spot, and eliminating the 'beaming' often associated with conventional speakers.
The mini subwoofer adds distortion free low-end deep bass response while the 'invisible' flat panel speakers emit pure, rich acoustic clarity.
Traditionally speakers create a narrow sound field through the piston-like movement of a single cone. NXT technology creates sound by vibrating the entire speaker panel.
The NX-02CD's motorised door opens upwards for extra 'space-age' appeal and the bang-per-buck is high at just AUD$299, complete with a slim remote control.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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